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Old 10-29-2011, 06:10 AM   #1
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I just recently bought my first handgun a Ruger Gp 100, and just two days ago i bought the Glock for my old lady and i was wondering everybody's opinion on the handgun. I shot it yesterday morning and i like the gun but its a little different than my revolver. One question i have is why is the guide rod and spring plastic and what's the difference from a metal one?

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Old 10-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Default Revolvers - A Great First Handgun

For someone starting out, I would would suggest considering going with a revolver. They are classic, simple to understand, and simple to shoot. Even better, it is very, very easy to see if they are loaded, and assuming the hammer is not cocked on a double action revolver, they pretty much don't go bang unless someone deliberately pulls the trigger. And, they are really easy to clean.

The Ruger GP100 is a great hand gun. Did you get 327 Federal Magnum or 357 Magnum?

I like revolvers in 357 Magnum because the ammo is easy to find. Even with so many manufacturers and sellers of 357 Magnum, it can be a bit expensive. To reduce cost when plinking or casual target shooting, most 357's are factory approved to download to 38 Special and 38 Special +P, both of which are often $5 to $10/Box less expensive than 357 Magnum. My usual store rarely has 327 on the shelf, and when they do, it's usually just one manufacturer and is pretty expensive. For 357, even on a bad day, they will have 3 to 5 manufacturers competing of the proverbial $.

Glocks seem to be fine hand guns, but are not my preference. On hand guns, I like to be able to see the hammer...just my preference. That's my preference on both revolvers and pistols. I've heard the pros and cons, and listened to both sides, but for now, I prefer the exposed hammer.

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I just recently bought my first handgun a Ruger Gp 100, and just two days ago i bought the Glock for my old lady and i was wondering everybody's opinion on the handgun. I shot it yesterday morning and i like the gun but its a little different than my revolver. One question i have is why is the guide rod and spring plastic and what's the difference from a metal one?
Its a glock, so alot of things on it are plastic. You will not have any problems out of the plastic guide rod. You can switch it out for a stainless or titanium guiderod but it wont make any difference. The glock is already made for reliability so just shoot the crap out of it
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Glock is the simplest semi auto out there. Fine for a noob.

The guide rod is plastic, the spring is steel
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There are issues with gen 4, but not gen 3.

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My wife has the 17 in OD Green and love it. Only mods we felt would help improve her
Gen 3 was 3.5lb trigger pull, extended mag release button, tritium sights (had a gun
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This what i got at home. Just got a 33 round magazine and the rubber grip cover so now i just need to go to the range and try it out..

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How's your wife gonna stuff a g17 with a 33rd mag in her purse?

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Honestly the 33 round magazine is for me to take to the range. She has three 17 round mags that will fit just fine in her purse. And the size of her purse she could probably fit my shotgun in there and still have room for three outfits.

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Can you shoot +p ammo out of a glock 17? I looked through the manual but i didn't find if you could. Thanks..

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